See also by Paul Kersey about Georgia: The Atlanta School Scandal After A Year and The “Great Tree” Of Atlanta…And The Not-Coincidental War Against White America
Brian Kemp has declared himself the next governor of Georgia and resigned as The Peach State’s secretary of state. ["Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, With Governor’s Race Still Disputed," by Alan Blinder, New York Times, November 8, 2018.] But he might not want to discard the classified job ads just yet. Neither can the GOP/GAP relax: this election shows indisputably that demography is destiny and current immigration policy, unless checked, is right on the edge of Electing A New People.
Radical black leftist Stacey Abrams, Kemp’s Democratic opponent, still hasn’t conceded. All the votes haven’t been counted. And the anti-white Ruling Class in this country is heavily invested in inaugurating the first black woman governor in history.
The count right now is Kemp with 1,973,877 votes, or 50.3 percent, to Abrams’ 1,910,725, or 48.7 percent. [Georgia Election Results, NYT, November 9, 2018] He leads by a little more than 63,000 votes. If he drops below 50 percent as uncounted votes come in, he faces a runoff in December. Of course, he might not be in this fix if yet another pie-in-the-sky Libertarian hadn’t siphoned off 37,094 votes, many of which would have been Kemp’s.
(On that note, an aside: When will right-leaning libertarians get it through their thick skulls that normal Americans are not preoccupied with legalizing dope and prostitution and repealing occupational licensing laws? Voting for oddball candidates wasn’t a problem in 1980. Back then, the country was overwhelmingly white and Republicans could still win handily. But it’s 2018. We can no longer afford to make dogmatic ideological statements in the voting booth that sink imperfect but basically good candidates).
Anyway, the radical Abrams and her Leftist supports won’t give up easily:
“Brian Kemp is 25,622 votes above the threshold for a runoff election. Twenty-five thousand votes of nearly 4 million cast are at issue in this race,” Abrams campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo said on Thursday. “By (Kemp’s) own admission, there are at least 25,000 outstanding votes, and hundreds if not thousands of more that we are learning about and discovering every day.”
[Georgia Governor’s Race Is Still Undecided As Votes Continue To Be Counted, by Gregory Krieg, Kaylee Hartung and Devon M. Sayers, CNN.com, November 8, 2018]
But it wasn’t just a candidate for the party of legal dope and prostitutes that hurt Kemp. It was demographics.
Demography, the George governor’s race shows us, is destiny.
Blacks, of course, were all in for the gap-toothed girl. They gave her 92 percent of their vote. But Kemp received just 74 percent of white votes. Meanwhile, Abrams bested even Crooked Hillary among white college women, 26 to 21 percent. [Stacey Abrams Vows To Remain In Georgia Governor’s Race Until “Every Vote Gets Counted,” CBS News, November 7, 2018]
Conservatism Inc. would have us believe race is irrelevant in electoral politics, and that identity politics is a bridge only left-wing collectivists will cross. Well, the demographic change in Georgia through the past 30 years made Kemp’s predicament predictable. And it means the right better get some identity politics of its own.
The voter registration figures tell a story that’s been unfolding for years: Georgia’s voting population is undergoing a consistent demographic shift that could influence which candidates and political parties win elections.
In the race for governor, about 70 percent of white voters support Republican Brian Kemp, and 92 percent of black voters back Democrat Stacey Abrams, according to an AJC poll conducted this month. Election Day is Nov. 6.
More Georgians than ever are registered to vote — over 6.9 million out of the state’s total population of 10.4 million. ...
African-Americans make up about 30 percent of the state’s active registered voters, about the same percentage as two years ago. Since 2010, the portion of black voters has inched up by about 1 percentage point.
The share of white active voters in Georgia has been decreasing in recent years, from 62 percent in 2010 to 54 percent today.
[Georgia’s Voters Become More Diverse Ahead Of This Year’s Election, by Mark Niesse and Jennifer Peebles, AJC.com, October 25, 2018]
Drilling into the numbers reveals that Cobb County, part of Metro Atlanta, was 94 percent white in 1980, 87 percent white in 1990 and 73 percent white in 2000. Today, it’s just a few years away from being majority-minority.
The first time Tammy Garnes visited a school in Cobb County, 10 years ago, she left in a hurry. It was just too white.
“I want to surround my children with black people,” said the film producer, who was sitting at a table in Marietta’s Double Take Cafe with a friend.
But when the Garnes family made a second visit to Marietta two years ago, Tammy found a different world: A diverse school, several fellow black California expatriates, a sophisticated town and a true gumbo of cultures. Since then she’s enjoyed Guatemalan cuisine, made Hindu friends and sent her daughter to a friend’s Brazilian baptism.
“We didn’t think that was what Cobb County looked like,” said Garnes. “It is a true melting pot, and that is a beautiful thing to see, with everything happening in the world.”
Cobb County a melting pot?
In four years, this former white conservative bastion is expected to become “majority minority;” that is, minority residents will outnumber white residents.
The massive demographic shift is evident everywhere. Cobb schools offer a dual-language immersion program in which students are taught half the day in Spanish and half the day in English—to the dismay of some longtime residents. In Mableton, where African-Americans accounted for 4 percent of the population 40 years ago, a black man is the state senator. In 1990, one in 10 people in Cobb County was black. Now, it’s more than one in four. And in 10 years, it will be close to one in three, according to projections from the Atlanta Regional Commission.
[The New Face Of Cobb County: Whites Will Be Minority In 4 years, by Bo Emerson, AJC.com, April 27, 2017]
The racial transformation of Metro Atlanta’s Clayton County was complete in 2005 with the election of Victor Hill as the county’s first black sheriff. Clayton was 92 percent white in 1980. Today, it is 11.2 percent white and 68 percent black.
The first thing Hill did after he was sworn in? He fired the top-ranking and other whites, positioned snipers on the roof, and marched the whites out of the building [Georgia Sheriff Fires Workers, But Then A Judge Intervenes, The New York Times, January 5, 2018]. Clayton County reminds us not only that race matters but also that demographic change is bad news for whites, particularly in government work. If your boss is black, watch out.
The racial transformation of Metro Atlanta counties from white to black or minority (Fayette, Clayton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, and Forsyth) followed a simple pattern: whites flee Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, for good schools and safe—meaning white—communities. Minorities follow to escape the disfunction they create, bring it with them, then whites move on again.
But back to votes and elections. Immigration is a big part of the demographic shift that has enabled Democrats to prevail in once solidly Republican communities. More immigrants means more Democratic voters.
An interactive map in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tracks the percentages. [Map: Demographic Patterns In Every Georgia County, 1990-2050, AJC.com, by Saurabh Datar, April 27, 2017] Georgia is being Californicated.
Check out the screenshots below:
The tipping point for whites is just 15 years away. But it’s no certainty that a Republican can win again even between now and then. Whites are still a majority in the country, but unlike blacks and Hispanics, they don’t vote monolithically. It doesn’t take many white votes for a Democrat to kill a Republican victory. Remember, Donald Trump needed the Electoral College to prevail in 2016. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.
And that’s why Leftists such as Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times, were so invested in an Abrams victory. They saw it as a kick in the groin to Trump and his “white nationalist” supporters, by which she means anyone a shade or two lighter than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the illiterate buffoon heading to Congress from New York’s 14th congressional district:
Kemp is the candidate of aggrieved whiteness. During the primary, he ran an ad boasting that he drives a big truck “just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take ’em home myself.” (That would be kidnapping.) A person who claimed to be a Kemp canvasser recently wrote on the racist website VDare, “I know everything I need to know about what happens when blacks are in charge from Detroit, Haiti, South Africa, etc.” Kemp cannot be blamed for the words of his volunteers, but he’s made little discernible effort to distance himself from bigots.
On Saturday morning, Abrams closed by reminding the crowd of Kemp’s views on democracy. “He said he is concerned that if everyone eligible to vote in Georgia does so, he will lose this election,” she said. “Let’s prove him right.” In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.
[We Can Replace Them: In Georgia, A Chance To Rebuke White Nationalism, October 29, 2018. Link in original (to MediaMatters) our piece is here. ]
Of course, it wasn’t just a chance to “rebuke white nationalism.” It was a chance to rebuke all whites. Goldberg wants them replaced…with people who look like Abrams, and, of course, Ocasio-Cortez.
Goldberg and the Left have always known demography is destiny. If it weren’t, they wouldn’t be pushing the dispossession of the historic American nation via immigration, and as Georgia goes, Abrams wouldn’t have had a shot at the governor’s mansion. She’d still be writing romance novels under the name of Selena Montgomery. [Plot twist: Stacey Abrams, trailblazing Georgia politician … and romance novelist? by Dartunorro Clark, NBC, May 23, 2018]
Even Never Trumper Bill Kristol finally gets it. “I've always disliked the phrase ‘demography is destiny,’ as it seems to minimize the capacity for deliberation and self-government, for reflection and choice,” the top neocon Tweeted. “But looking at tonight's results in detail, one has to say that today, in America, demography sure seems to be destiny.”
I've always disliked the phrase "demography is destiny," as it seems to minimize the capacity for deliberation and self-government, for reflection and choice. But looking at tonight's results in detail, one has to say that today, in America, demography sure seems to be destiny.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 7, 2018
Gee, Bill, if only there were something we could do about that.
Paul Kersey[Email him] is the author of the blog SBPDL, and has published the books SBPDL Year One, Hollywood in Blackface and Escape From Detroit, Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White and Second City Confidential: The Black Experience in Chicagoland. His latest book is The Tragic City: Birmingham 1963-2013.